The Oxford English Prize Essays: A New Edition Brought Down to the Present Time, Volume 5

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D.A. Talboys, 1836 - 1590 pages
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Page 262 - And missing thee, I walk unseen On the dry smooth-shaven green. To behold the wandering moon, Riding near her highest noon. Like one that had been led astray Through the heaven's wide pathless way, And oft, as if her head she bowed, Stooping through a fleecy cloud.
Page 261 - Lead in swift round the months and years. The sounds and seas, with all their finny drove, Now to the moon in wavering morrice move ; And, on the tawny sands and shelves, Trip the pert fairies and the dapper elves.
Page 17 - Him with her loved society; that now, As with new wine intoxicated both, They swim in mirth, and fancy that they feel Divinity within them breeding wings, Wherewith to scorn the earth...
Page 23 - And hence one master passion in the breast. Like Aaron's serpent, swallows up the rest.
Page 287 - For the two ways of contemplation are not unlike the two ways of action, commonly spoken of by the ancients ; the one plain and smooth in the beginning, and in the end impassable ; the other rough and troublesome in the entrance, but after a while fair and even...
Page 20 - Caecum agit, insanum Chrysippi porticus et grex Autumat. Haec populos, haec magnos formula reges 45 Excepto sapiente tenet. Nunc accipe, quare Desipiant omnes aeque ac tu, .qui tibi nomen Insano posuere. Velut silvis, ubi passim Palantes error certo de tramite pellit, • Ille sinistrorsum , hie dextrorsum abit, unus utrique 50 Error, sed variis illudit partibus, hoc te Crede modo insanum, nihilo ut sapientior ille, Qui te deridet, caudam trahat.
Page 36 - So it is in contemplation ; if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts ; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
Page 234 - Quid tam temerarium tamque indignum sapientis gravitate atque constantia, quam aut falsum sentire, aut quod non satis explorate: perceptum sit, et cognitum, sine ulla dubitatione defendere ?—Cic.
Page 94 - Nempe inter varias nutritur silva columnas, Laudaturque domus, longos quae prospicit agros. Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret, Et mala perrumpet furtim fastidia victrix.
Page 39 - ... examining the power and nature of words, as they are the footsteps and prints of reason : which kind of analogy between words and reason is handled sparsim...

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